Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis associated with small cell carcinoma of the prostate.

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Journal Article

A 76-year-old man with primary small cell carcinoma of the prostate died after a subacute illness marked by memory loss and truncal ataxia Post-mortem examination of the central nervous system was consistent with limbic encephalitis and cerebellar degeneration. Although limbic encephalitis is a known complication of small cell carcinoma of the lung, this seems to be the first reported case of limbic encephalitis associated with small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Implications with respect to diagnosis and therapy are discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Stern, RC; Hulette, CM

Published Date

  • August 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 814 - 818

PubMed ID

  • 10463484

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10463484

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-3952

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States